Barcelona will proudly be hosting the 37th America’s cup sailing race edition in 2024. The Catalan capital has been chosen over other competitors such as a Malaga and Cork.
The New Zealand team captain Grant Dalton, winners of the last race edition, said that “Barcelona will become the world sailing capital”. The “kiwi” team has won the two last sailing races, in 2017 in Bermudas and 2021 in Auckland.
The sailing course will be set in between the W hotel and the Olympic harbour, a total length of 2 miles. The investment for the event would be around 25 million euros coming from different institutions.
Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in the world and will become the first city to hold the Olympic games (in 1992) and the America’s cup event. The city perfectly fits for this purpose thanks to all the top facilities and technical infrastructure already existing.
Barcelona is also set to host the 2030 Winter Olympics after Spain’s Catalonia and Aragon regions reached an agreement to work together in order to present a joint candidacy.